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Old 07-12-2008, 11:27 PM   #11
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Thanks, threesmom! That sounds like a great idea for a blanket, with some gorgeous colors!

If you'd like to start it that would be terrific. I'd love to work on it, too.

Do you have a needle from a previous project? If not, I can send you one once I get our supply from Shandeh. Otherwise, if you want to start it on your own needle, and send it to me on waste yarn, I'll add the needle.

Who else is interested in Mermaid Tails?
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:12 AM   #12
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Way to go Northeasters! Our first blanket has a full complement of knitters!

Nor'easter
Spikey
gmmarton
threesmom
LilHuskiesFootballMom
onb4050
kellee0302 (has also offered to crochet our border)

I'll get it started as soon as I get some needles (Shandeh is sending us a supply), so it will be ready to send out on our official start date.

For our second blanket, how about calling it August, to honor the 'birth month' of our new group?

I read that Peridot is the modern birthstone for August, and it can range in color from "light yellow-green to the intense bright green of new spring grass to olive". Sounds like gorgeous colors for a blanket to me!!!

Who's interested?

Thanks to all for your enthusiasm! Let's keep Shandeh's momentum going, and make her proud

I'm game for both!

also with the Nor'easter.... lots of purples in the ocean too, esp at sunrise and sunset (I grew up in Portland, Maine....)
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:15 AM   #13
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mermaid tails sounds really pretty, i think I have some yarn in those colors in my stash upstairs (shhhhh! dh doesn't know about the yarn in the under the bed storage totes up in our bedroom! LOL!)

I have some size 8 twenty nine inch circs so if someone would like me to start one I can (they're susan bates, I hate the Boye ones i have!).

We could also do one in fall colors as well "autumn in the northeast" It's no secret we have the most gorgeous foliage!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:23 AM   #14
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I'm game for both!

also with the Nor'easter.... lots of purples in the ocean too, esp at sunrise and sunset (I grew up in Portland, Maine....)
Thanks, LHFBM. I'll put you down for August and for Mermaid Tails!

The purple would look stunning with those other colors. Great suggestion!
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mermaid tails sounds really pretty, i think I have some yarn in those colors in my stash upstairs (shhhhh! dh doesn't know about the yarn in the under the bed storage totes up in our bedroom! LOL!)

I have some size 8 twenty nine inch circs so if someone would like me to start one I can (they're susan bates, I hate the Boye ones i have!).

We could also do one in fall colors as well "autumn in the northeast" It's no secret we have the most gorgeous foliage!
No one here would ever snitch about stash!

Thanks so much for volunteering! We'd love to have you start a blanket. That sounds like a perfect needle size. Autumn in the Northeast is a lovely title, and conjures up such beautiful images.

How about if you start that one? You'll have several knitters before you on each of the other blankets we've already planned, so you shouldn't get too many at one time. I'd love to work on it, too.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:34 AM   #16
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Please add me to the list of knitters for "Mermaid Tails" and "Autumn in the Northeast." Thanks!:
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I'd like to join the list of knitters! I live in central NY. Just add me on the list for any of the blankets and I'd be happy to help out. I knit on the Oddball blanket #3.

Sorry if this has been posted already....what are the specifics of the blankets? Acrylic only? How big are they going to be and how much are we each knitting? Thanks! I'm looking forward to helping out!
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:49 AM   #18
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Thanks, gmmarton! I'll put you both.

Would you mind being last on Mermaid Tails and possibly doing a border?

What a fabulous team we have!
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I'd like to join the list of knitters! I live in central NY. Just add me on the list for any of the blankets and I'd be happy to help out. I knit on the Oddball blanket #3.

Sorry if this has been posted already....what are the specifics of the blankets? Acrylic only? How big are they going to be and how much are we each knitting? Thanks! I'm looking forward to helping out!
Hi and welcome, Lisa1216! We are always thrilled to have new knitters!

Please send me PM with your address and let me know if you knit (like me) or knit and crochet (like many of our talented folks) and would be willing to help with crocheted borders, if needed.

We haven't actually reposted instructions yet, so those are a great questions. Our plan right now is to use the model that Shandeh set up for the oddball baby blankets, detailed instructions for which can be found here: http://oddballknitters.blogspot.com/ Just scroll down to the post for worsted weight baby blankets.

In a nutshell, our blankets will come already on a needle, and you should knit 4 inches in a soft, 100% acrylic yarn in the colors of the blanket's theme. When you are finished, or almost finished, with your part, contact me and I'll contact the next knitter and see if she/he is ready.

Written instructions will also accompany each blanket, and they'll be on our blog, too. If you ever have any questions, you can post them here, there are lots of helpful knitters available - or send me a PM.

Thanks!!!
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I can be last on Mermaid Tails and will do the border as well. Thanks, Spikey!
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